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    Trek and Hike

    When I go to mountains with a backpack is it trek or hike?
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    Re: Trek and Hike

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    They appear to be synonyms, see trek - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online.

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    Re: Trek and Hike


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    Re: Trek and Hike

    Thanks for the link. I think the contributor who wrote this had a good point when he mentioned animals, though his use of 'laboring animals' was wrong; he probably meant draught animals rather than beasts of burden.

    This link (don't expect a URL, I'm just talking about an association) goes back to the root of the word, the Afrikaans trekken. Note - I'm not saying animals are always involved in a trek, or that usage should always reflect etymology; it's just that some usages, in some cases, do.

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    Last edited by BobK; 01-May-2013 at 16:54. Reason: Fix typo

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